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Headword: Ἠλίθιος
Adler number: eta,223
Translated headword: foolish, idle
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning] senseless, one who is hard or insensitive.[1]
"For he was both extraordinarily idle and sluggish, most like a donkey, and [a donkey] of the kind which does not obey the one who pulls on the bridle, continually shaking his ears."[2]
"He considered simplicity and truth to be foolishness."[3]
Greek Original:
Ἠλίθιος: ἄφρων, ὁ σκληρὸς ἢ ἀναίσθητος. ἠλίθιός τε γὰρ ὑπερφυῶς ἦν καὶ νωθής, ὄνῳ ἐμφερὴς μάλιστα, καὶ οἷος τῷ χαλινὸν ἕλκοντι πείθεσθαι, συχνά οἱ σειομένων τῶν ὤτων. τὸ δὲ ἁπλοῦν καὶ ἀληθὲς ἐνομίζετο αὐτῷ ἠλίθιον εἶναι.
[1] Likewise or similarly in other lexica, and cf. also scholia on (e.g.) Lucian, Phalaris 1.5.
[2] Procopius, Secret History 8.3.
[3] Xenophon, Anabasis 2.6.22 (web address 1), concerning Meno; cf. mu 618.
Associated internet address:
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Keywords: biography; definition; ethics; historiography; imagery; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 11 August 2006@19:13:09.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (tweaked tr; another keyword; cosmetics) on 13 August 2006@04:44:06.
David Whitehead (modified n.1) on 13 August 2006@07:08:43.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 13 December 2012@05:23:05.
Catharine Roth (upgraded link) on 18 December 2012@23:26:37.


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